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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Honors Local Heroes & Commemorates Community’s Resilience During Time of Recovery

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is proud to announce the Habitat Heroes Appreciation Celebration , a special evening dedicated to honoring their volunteers, supporters, and to commemorate the community’s incredible resilience during this time of recovery. Habitat invites the community to join them for this celebration, taking place on Monday, September 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Deckers Outdoor Corporation (Deckers Rotunda, 250 Coromar Drive).

“Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Heroes’ are the outstanding individuals and organizations who play a vital role in supporting our mission to build and repair safe, decent, and affordable housing for local low-income families,” shared Jessica Wishan, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County. “This year, we will also honor and recognize those heroes that made it possible for Habitat to serve as a critical community leader in the recent disaster response and repair efforts after the devastating Montecito debris flow in January. These honorees collectively help us build and repair affordable shelter for those who need it most.”

This year, Habitat will celebrate community partnerships and present awards for Community Partnership, Affiliate Volunteer of the Year, Construction Volunteer of the Year, ReStore Volunteer of the Year, the “Get it Done” Award. Habitat invites the public to join them in celebrating their supporters as they continue rebuilding and repairing a place that families can call home in Santa Barbara.

The Habitat Heroes event is free and open to the community to attend. Guests will enjoy a heartfelt awards program, hear from Habitat heroes, and enjoy light refreshments at the reception. More information about the event can be found here. Please RSVP to events@sbhabitat.org or call (805) 692-2226.

To RSVP for the event, the email events@sbhabitat.org or call (805) 692-2226. Those interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity can visit www.sbhabitat.org/get-involved

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